Gestures COVER

Throwing Gestures. Protest, Economy and the Imperceptible

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Throwing Gestures examines the recent intensification of interest in gesture and the entanglement between gesture, media, and politics. The gestures discussed pass from body to body and between states of medial representation. Protest movements, the respective aesthetics specific to those movements, the perpetuation of socio-economic crises over many decades, the plight of gig workers in precarious employment and mechanisms for the quantification of work and leisure are some of the issues addressed.

Fourteen contributors from diverse fields ranging from visual and performing arts, cultural studies, and cultural history, to media theory and political science, shed light on the many aspects that comprise mediatized gestures today. Developed from independent approaches brought together through interdisciplinary collaborations, Throwing Gestures combines conversational, artistic, and essayistic contributions with scientific articles. Image and text are juxtaposed. Readers are invited to leaf through the collection or approach the volume as a flipbook.

EditorFlorian Bettel, Irina Kaldrack, Konrad Strutz
TextsFlorian Bettel, Justine A. Chambers, Riccardo E. Chesta, Timo Herbst, Irina Kaldrack, Alexander Koch, Martina Leeker, Zoe Lefkofridi, Stefanie Kiwi Menrath, Marcus Nebe, Stefan Rieger, Tobias Schulze, Konrad Strutz, Anna-Lena Wenzel, Laurie Young
DesignMarie Artaker
DetailsSoftcover, 20.8 x 27.2 cm, 352 pages, 128 ills. in color, 87 ills. in black and white
Publication date09/2021
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